Rodebaugh to be new Cerro Gordo principal

Approving a referendum to improve its facilities made the Cerro Gordo school district an attractive landing spot for Jeremy Rodebaugh.

Goldman hired as D-W principal

DeLand-Weldon business teacher Matt Goldman will take on a new role for the school district after being hired as district 6th through 12th grade principal by the school board on May 16.

Bement water quality questioned

By Christy Jankowski
Journal-Republican correspondent

Tom Good showed up to the Bement village board meeting May 9 with a cup of water, showing through the clear cup how discolored it was.

Multi-million dollar lottery winner

Monticello’s Peggy Tracy was in her parked car when she scratched her lottery ticket and discovered a $4 million win.

Next, she called her husband.

“I was shaking so badly, I thought he might have to come and drive me home,” she said.

Grand opening for Hannon Levee Trail

Bruce Hannon often states that he has experienced an ongoing struggle to keep any semblance of humility since he heard a new 2.3-mile walking trail in Monticello would bear his name.

Memorial Day services



Early deadline for May PCJR

Due to the Memorial Day holiday, The Journal-Republican will observe early deadlines for the May 31 edition. Deadlines for that issue will be:

News and sports – 12 p.m. Thursday, May 25

Zoning approved for Monticello daycare

The Wright Start, a home-based preschool and daycare to be operated by Tanna Wright at 703 Adams Street beginning in August, got the go-ahead by the Monticello city council with the approval of a pair of zoning measures. 

Local robotics team nets state crown

Coaches usually don’t like to admit it. But in the case of Lisa Altan’s Ulti-Mat 4-H robotics team, she said “this year was a rebuilding year.”

Bement honors volunteers

The Bement school board honored several community members at its meeting May 10, handing out volunteer of the year awards along with announcing the 2017 Hall of Fame recipients.

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